Bootle intruder stabs boy, 12, on bouncy castle in front of terrified youngsters at sister’s party

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man after a 12-year-old boy was stabbed while playing on a bouncy castle at his sister’s birthday party. The youngster was chased on the inflatable and punched and kicked before being knifed three times in his leg. The shocking attack happened in the middle of the afternoon in Bootle, Merseyside, … Read more

Intruder stabs boy on bouncy castle in front of terrified youngsters at sister’s party

A 12-year-old boy stabbed three times in the leg while on a bouncy castle at his sister’s birthday party was attacked for stone-throwing, his mother has revealed. The child and his friend had been larking around on the way back from the shop lobbing stones, when one landed close to the two alleged attackers who … Read more

Prince Charles encourages youngsters to take on his half-term nature challenge during school break

Will YOU take on Prince Charles’s half-term nature challenge? Royal sets inquisitive youngsters six tasks from spotting birds to planting seeds during school break Prince of Wales has encouraged kids to search for ‘common shapes’ in nature Daily tasks will be set  via Charles’ Clarence House Instagram page next week Charles said he was ‘frustrated’ at … Read more

Senior NHS therapist likens suffering of youngsters under lockdown to horrors of WWI

Coronavirus is just as ‘traumatic’ as World War One and could reduce life expectancy by 25 years, a senior NHS therapist has warned. The impact of lockdown and the grief of losing 113,850 people to the virus will cause a trauma ‘time-bomb’ which could see people die young, senior NHS psychological therapist Mark Rayner said. He is calling … Read more

Rise in youngsters with eating disorders is yet another distressing cost of the Covid lockdown

It began with skipping breakfast. When the first work-from-home order was announced last year, Elle Pemberton saw little need for the bowl of porridge that had fuelled her 50-minute commute. To compensate for her new sedentary lifestyle, the 27-year-old also committed to a two-hour online workout every day. In April, she embarked on a ‘healthier’ … Read more

Covid UK: Woman, 42, warns youngsters ‘Covid IS real’ as she gasps for breath

Distressing video shows a 42-year-old woman warning youngsters ‘Covid is real’ as she struggles for breath while fighting the virus. The woman, whose first name is Hanifah, is seen coughing and using a ventilator in ICU at Croydon University Hospital in south London. She told the BBC she felt she was ‘dying’, adding: ‘Even to … Read more

Record number of youngsters who need mental health care

Record number of youngsters who need mental health care as doctors blame the crisis on school closures, cancelled exams and lockdowns Royal College of Psychiatrists warned pandemic could create ‘lost’ generation 4,615 per 100,000 were referred to child and adolescent mental health services  NHS research also shows that one in six children now have a mental … Read more

Coronavirus: London children’s hospital consultant says wards are NOT full of youngsters with Covid

‘Simply untrue’: London children’s hospital consultant blasts ‘irresponsible’ nurse who gave BBC radio interview claiming her hospital has ‘a whole ward of children’ with coronavirus Paediatrician Dr Ronny Cheung blasted ‘lies’ around children with Covid-19 He said there were not ‘wards’ filled with children suffering from coronavirus A matron at a London hospital claimed she … Read more

Grandmother of girl, eight, toasts the youngster’s safe return after 16-hour manhunt

‘Best Christmas present ever’: Grandmother of girl, eight, ‘who was kidnapped by her babysitter and man’ toasts the youngster’s safe return after 16-hour manhunt The girl, 8, called Tiolah but known as Tillie, vanished on Wednesday afternoon Annmarie Lawton, 29, and man called Adam were later spotted on CCTV with girl The pair were last night … Read more

Marcus Rashford sets up his own book club to encourage disadvantaged youngsters to read 

Marcus Rashford has launched his own book club to encourage disadvantaged children to read. The Manchester United star, 23, will help pick out books, with a diverse array of characters, which he feels will appeal to youngsters under the new initiative. The titles picked to be a part of the Marcus Rashford Book Club will be sold … Read more